Lane Electronics Acquires Connector Distribution Business From Motorsport Specialist bf1systems

Lane Electronics, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of electrical and electronic interconnection products, has added significantly to its capability within the motorsport sector with the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of the distribution business of leading motorsport component and systems specialist bf1systems.

Part of the privately owned Lodge Group, which also includes the UK connector manufacturer Weald Electronics, Lane Electronics supplies mostly from stock a very wide selection of connector products from many of the industry’s leading manufacturers and established a dedicated motorsport division at the end of 2012.

bf1systems is a market leading provider of electrical, electronic and composite solutions to the Motorsport, Automotive, Aerospace and Marine Industries. bf1systems components are featured on championship winning vehicles in all top level motorsport disciplines as well as on many the World’s most prestigious road cars.

8STA Connectors

Like the bf1systems distribution business just acquired, Lane’s Motorsport Division is centered on the industry and technology leading Souriau 8STA compact circular connector family which is used extensively throughout all levels of motorsport in applications such as engine control units, communications equipment, data acquisition systems and harnesses.

Recognised by many as the best range of connectors for use in the harsh working environments found throughout motorsport, Souriau’s 8STA connectors exactly meet the performance, size and weight requirements demanded by the motorsport industry. As an assembling distributor for Souriau, Lane Electronics is able to supply these connectors and connector systems to meet a customer’s exact specification and timeframe.

Commenting on the acquisition, Simon Hammerton, Managing Director of Lane Electronics said, “By incorporating bf1systems’ distribution interests into our motorsport division, we are now even better positioned to service the requirements of an enlarged customer base across this exciting and innovative industry sector. This is an important development for our growing motorsport division and we are all looking forward to 2014 which will begin with us meeting many of our customers at the Autosport International show at the NEC in January.”

Lane is an ideal source for all key connector types including circular, filtered, RF, coaxial, sub – miniature, backshells and adaptors, D connectors, aerospace, test & measurement, IDC, PCB connectors, edge connectors and connectors for rack and panel applications.

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